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Discussion in 'Turkey Hunters Forum' started by skimerhorn, Feb 3, 2018.
generally cheaper to handload them, it costs me ~ $5.65 to hand load 3" 1 7/16 oz #9 20 ga loads
It would make an even better waterfowl load... There would be lots of "wet" birds out there...
While I'm all for saving money, I've always scratched my head at people complaining about some of the turkey load prices. If a great load is 10 bucks a shell, so what....if you spend a bunch to go traveling to kill a turkey somewhere, why not take the best (assuming your gun likes it)I mean...whats 10 bucks? Cut out a 12 pack of beer or something I f you are in Ga like me and can only kill 3 birds. What's 30 bucks total on shells other than a couple patterning shots.
I have only two of my winchester supreme elite extended ranges in 3 1/2 no6 left. Wish they still made those.
Picked up a couple boxes of 20ga heavyweight for my sons 20. Hope it does well this year.
I agree 100% with that philosophy. Never cheap out on ammo. I have a couple of boxes of the 20ga HW-15 #7s that I am willing to part with if you need them, as well as a near full box of 3" Win Extended Range High Density #6s I believe.
Started loading my own TSS this year and I am impressed with the energy and pattern density.
Hand loaded 2oz 2 3/4" #9 TSS loads out of dirty factory 26"SBE II with Indian Creek .665 choke put 459 in the 10" and another 192 in the 20" circle at 40 yards.
Thunderstruck .668 had a more complete, evenly filled pattern with 314 in the 10" and 311 in the 20" circle.
TruGlo SSX .643 was pretty hot cored too like the Indian Creek at 404 in the 10" and 228 in the 20" circle.